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City Honors Dave Lott’s Service as Interim City Manager

City of Fernandina Beach Proclamation WHEREAS, Dave Lott, appointed by the City Commission as Interim City…

Fort Clinch State Park and Its Economic Impact on Our Community

Submitted by Pete Scalco Park Manager Fort Clinch State Park is considered by many locals as…

Last Update on Debby’s Impact on the City of Fernandina Beach

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by David Lott, Deputy City Manager As post-storm Debby…

Sharpening the Pencil: Fernandina Beach Begins FY 2012-13 Budget Formulation

Submitted by Suanne Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC) met in…

A Centre Street Stroll – Renovations and Restorations

If you have strolled around downtown Fernandina Beach lately, you would notice that there is a…

Tropical Storm Debby – Update On Impact To City

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release June 27, 2012 As the rains from now Tropical Depression…

Approximate Location of 301 Bridge Collapse

Many of our readers have requested a map showing the approximate location of the 301 bridge…

A Picture is Worth A 1000 Words – 301 Bridge Collapse

June 27, 2012 10:15 a.m.  

“Impossible to Use 301” According to Emergency Management Director

Submitted by Danny Hinson Nassau County Emergency Management Director “The bridge on 301 near Otis Road…

Debby Damage Alert – 301 Bridge Near Otis Road Washed Away

Submitted by Danny Hinson Nassau County Emergency Management Director Nassau County Emergency Management Director Danny Hinson,…

Tropical Storm Debby – Impact on City

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by David Lott, Deputy City Manager June 26, 2012…

Daniel Hanes to Return to City as Chief of Fire and Rescue

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger City Manager Joe Gerrity confirmed that Daniel R Hanes will return…

Debby Update from Nassau County Emergency Management Director

Submitted by Danny Hinson Nassau County Emergency Management Director “Tropical Storm Debby will continue to move…

Nassau County Commissioner Stacy Johnson Steps Down as Board Chair

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Nassau County Commissioner Stacy Johnson plans to relinquish her position as…

Methamphetamine Lab Discovered – Local Woman Arrested

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release James T. Hurley, Chief of Police On June 22, 2012,…

Latest Debby Update – Weakening

Submitted by Traci Hochhalter Nassaau County Emergency Preparedness Planner We just had another conference call with…

Flooding Reports from Nassau County Emergency Management

Submitted by Traci Hochhalter Emergency Preparedness Planner There have been reports of flooding at US 17/Goodbread,…

Debby Now Tropical Storm – Saturday Evening Update by Amy Godsey State Meteorologist

Submitted by Nassau County Emergency Management Director Danny Hinson Saturday evening summary by Amy GodseyState Meteorologist…

City Begins Evaluating 8th Street Corridor for Redevelopment Strategies

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Kelly N. Gibson, City Planner The City of…

Weather Watchers Watch! Debby?

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger With weather watchers still on edge from the impact of tropical…

Construction Site of Boys and Girls Club Vandalized – Juveniles Confess

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release James T. Hurley – Chief of Police June 21, 2012…

Fireworks’ Fundraising Success!!!!!!!!

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Within 10 -12 days, the Historic Fernandina Beach Association,  the A.I.-Fernandina…

Youthful Summer Fun!

By Gerry Clare June 21, 2012 There is much to do while school is out for…

Fernandina Beach Commission Meeting Update on Greenway Plan, CRA Future

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst At its second regular June meeting last…

Mayor Arlene Filkoff Invites Citizens to Attend Community Meetings

Submitted by Mayor Arlene Filkoff As some know, I’ve been holding community meetings on the first…

“Dashcam Recording” of Commissioner Johnson’s Arrest is Posted

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Two Jacksonville TV news organizations have obtained “dashcam video” of Nassau…

Commissioner Johnson’s Attorney Raises “Red Flags” On DUI Charge

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger “There are many red flags out there,” says Gary Baker, attorney…

City Unveils Airport Tree Management Plan

Submitted by Suanne Thamm Reporter – News Analyst The Fernandina Beach City Commission met in a…

Commissioner was Endangering Other Motorists, DUI Report States

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger A motorist’s 911 call to report an SUV “running off the…

Police Identify Woman Accused of Filing False Police Report In “Main Beach Rape”

City of Fernandina Beach Police Department Press Release June 18, 2012 “The Fernandina Beach Police Department…

Sustainable Fernandina Hosts Town Hall Meeting at Peck Center Tonight

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Kelly Gibson City Planner Sustainable Fernandina will host…

Fernandina Observer – One Month Review

        What an incredible first month for the Fernandina Observer! We are growing…

Woman Arrested after Filing False “Main Beach Rape” Report, Police Say

A woman who said she was raped in a restroom at Main Beach was arrested at…

Nassau County Commission Board Chair Arrested for DUI

Nassau County Commissioner and Board Chair Stacy T. Johnson has been arrested on a DUI charge,…

Tropical Storm Beryl Clean Up – Progress Report

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by City Manager – Joe Gerrity As of Friday,…

The Commission’s Rocket Man: Tim Poynter

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Despite the fact that three Fernandina Beach…

Schools for Thought . . . An Interview with Dr. John Ruis

Submitted by Gerry Clare With the upcoming school board elections on August 13th , we approached…

Civics 105: the City Clerk

Submitted by Suanne Thamm Reporter – News Analyst   (Sixth and final article in a series…

Beach Development and Mid-Century Resource Survey to Begin This Summer

City of Fernandina Beach Press Release Submitted by Adrienne Burke City Planner In an effort to…

Sheriff’s Race Over on August 14 Election Day

          Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger   Nassau County’s hotly contested sheriff’s…

Dumpster Denouement

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst Several of you might be asking, “Whatever…

Civics 104: City Attorney

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst (Fifth in a series of articles on…

The Little Blue House at 229 South 8th Street

Submitted by Suanne Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Heidi Cormier, potential owner of a modest wood-frame house on…

Leatherback Turtle Hits Fernandina Beach

Written by Susan Hardee Steger Photos Courtesy of Len Kreger On June 1, a leatherback turtle…

Update on New Boys & Girls Club Complex on Lime Street – Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Gerry Clare The Nassau County Boys & Girls Club facility in Fernandina Beach on…

Energy Series Part One: Solar Pool Heating

Submitted by Len Kreger This article is the first in a series which will review in…

New City Website Launched

The City of Fernandina Beach unveiled a new and much more user friendly website today.  For…

City Manager Joe Gerrity Sworn In

Submitted by Suanne Z Thamm Reporter – News Analyst   The Fernandina Beach City Commission did…

What the Future Holds – Decisions and Plans Impacting Our City

Submitted By Suanne Thamm Reporter- News Analyst At its June 5, 2012 regular meeting, the Fernandina…

Ground Hog Day on the Amelia Riverfront

Submitted by Suanne Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Any hope for an early end to the June 5,…

Failure to Launch

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst June 6, 2012 12:11 p.m. In less…

Civics 103: The City Manager

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst   (Fourth in a series of articles on local…

Countdown to launch . . . or just a fizzle?

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst Will they or won’t they decide to fund July…

Slow but Steady Progress on Beryl Clean Up

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Advanced Disposal Services and city staff worked through the weekend to…

Greenway Restoration Plans Advance

Submitted by John Carr The Greenway plans are advancing. The latest issues revolve around the invasive…

Jacobs Honored By Florida Trust for Historic Preservation

In a ceremony held recently in Gainesville, Florida, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation presented the…

Civics 102 – The City Commission

Submitted by Suanne Thamm Reporter-News Analyst (Third in a series of articles on local government) In…

Summer Fun in Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Gerry Clare Next week Summer begins for the school kids in Nassau County and…

The Good and the Bad – City’s Early Damage Assessment from Beryl

On Monday, May 28, 2012,  Dave Lott on his last day as Interim City Manager, wrote…

City Wishes to Keep Citizens Informed on Tree Removal Permitting

May 31, 2012 The City of Fernandina Beach is receiving a number of questions from homeowners…

Storm Debris – City Okay – County Lacking

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger After Tropical Storm Beryl,  county officials admit they are lacking the…

Nassau County Declares State of Emergency

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger At a special meeting, on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:00 p.m.…

Civics 101: Representative Democracy, Commission-Manager Form of Government, The City Charter

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter-News Analyst for the Fernandina Observer (Second in a series of…

Possible Loss of 18 Sea Turtle Nests After Tropical Storm Beryl

On Tuesday, May 29, the day after Tropical Storm Beryl arrived in Fernandina, dedicated volunteers from…

Port of Fernandina, Fernandina Golf Course, and Fort Clinch – Back in Business

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger The Port of Fernandina was closed temporarily as Tropical Storm Beryl…

Tall Ship Peacemaker Extends Stay

The Tall Ship “Peacemaker” will extend its stay through the end of the week with a…

50 % Chance of More Rain This Afternoon

Fortunately for Fernandina Beach,  the rain occurring as Beryle heads up the coast, is such that…

Avoid Greenway, Central Park, and Bosque Bello For Now

Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger Joe Gerrity, Fernandina’s new city manager who is beginning his first…

Fernandina Residents Should Plan for Regular Scheduled Garbage Pick Up

Although Advanced Disposal Services began with a late start on Monday due to Beryl’s impact, garbage…

Beryl’s Walk in the Park

Among the numerous trees downed or damaged around the city Monday was this one in Central…

Memorial Day Weekend – Senior Moments In Fernandina Beach

Submitted by Gerry C. Clare May 28, 2012 Sunday, May 27th at the Peck Center –…

Fernandina Observer – Reports Throughout Tropical Storm Beryl

Tropical storm Beryl’s arrival in Fernandina Beach, allowed the Fernandina Observer to do what an on-line…

Couple Narrowly Escapes Injury

Special to the Observer A local couple narrowly escaped injury Sunday night when a tree came…

Beryl Banks Boat

  On the morning after tropical storm Beryl’s strong winds struck Fernandina Beach, residents can witness…

Beryl Delivers Lost Peacock to Kari

The Fernandina Observer has been notified that a beautiful male peacock is roaming around the 200…